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Female genital mutilation in eastern Ethiopia

Lancet. 2000 july;356(9224):137 – 138

Female genital mutilation in eastern Ethiopia

Missailidis K, Gebre-Medhin M

Summary

In Ethiopians at large, women and men are caught in a vicious circle of erroneous expectations and a mute consensus that maintains female genital mutilation (FGM). We have shown clear signs of erosion of this practice and the potential for further influence and change.

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